Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Norwegian Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2006, 11:46 AM
Islandman's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 55
Default
Hello to all, your advice would really be appreciated if you can spare a few minutes--my wife and I would like to take a Mexican Riveria cruise this February and take our 16 year old son on his very first cruise. We've only been on two cruises before, both without our son...one when we got married to the Western Caribbean (on Royal Caribbean) and the other on our 10th Anniversary to the Mexican Riv (on Carnival). What is most important to me on this particular cruise is that my son has a really good experience....he's wanted to go on a cruise with us since he was a little guy. I would like to go on a cruise that has activities for teens, where he could meet up with other kids and do interesting things, rather than have to hang out with "the folks" the entire time. We are thinking of the Norwegian Star--an eight night cruise that goes to couple of ports that weren't on our 10th Anniversary cruise. Can anyone tell me how this particular cruise line/this particular ship is for teens? Is there enough going on that makes it interesting for them? Is there any way to find out more about it from the cruise line? It won't be long until my son is "out of the nest" and moving on in his life and I'd like him to have a fun experience to look back on with fond memories.

I would REALLY appreciate some advice from anyone who has been on this ship and brought a teen with them, or just has knowledge of what it's like for a teen........it would mean a lot to me!

Thanks very much!
__________________



  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2006, 12:35 PM
Ron Clark's Avatar
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 912
Default
More information from NCL about Kids Crew Progams.
http://www.uk.ncl.com/more/kidscrew_mini.htm

I highly suggest your teen goes the first night to meet the other teens. What they do afterwards, is up to them.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-07-2006, 06:11 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 206
Default
My teenager son accompanied me and my mom on two different ships in the last year and he was 13 and 14 at the times. As one of the last people said "you must encourgage your son to go to the "teen get together meeting" that is held the first night with the youth counsellors. And then to definitely go to whatever activity they have set up for the next day. As with everything else in life, a good experience results from what you put into it. Both times not on this ship but on the two others carnival and rccl my son had the time of his life. In fact, we only ever saw him for meals and tours on the islands. What a treat and vacation for me************ YOu can go wit hyour teen and drop him off at the teen meeting / orientation as all the other parents do and see what happens. Usually good so may teens / kids running around the ships with the cousnellors having a ball. My next cruise on the Jewel at the end of this month = he is not joining us b/c highschool now. BUt he can't wait til the summer when we go to Med.
 
Closed Thread

Tags
activities, aniniversary, cruise, good, ncl, norwegen, norwegian, norweigan, review, reviews, star, teen, teenager, teenagers, teens

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teen advice needed teendad Alaska Port Chat 1 05-24-2009 05:27 PM
Traveling with a teen on Diamond Princess? Some advice? Islandman Princess Cruises 1 11-08-2006 07:40 PM
The Oosterdam with a teen? Any advice? Islandman Holland America Line 1 11-05-2006 04:43 PM
Traveling with a teen on the Pride? Any advice? Islandman Carnival Cruise Line 2 11-04-2006 07:17 PM
Valor ,Liberty or Pride with teen- advice? bgmtrans Carnival Cruise Line 2 12-06-2005 03:40 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:08 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2